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T-Shirts for Haiti

April 28th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: First-year student Alexandra Yarost leads her peers in a campaign to raise money for survivors of the earthquake in…  read more

Celebration of Latin Culture

April 16th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Five different groups will perform Latin music at Sunday’s (April 18) free festival at Laurence Square Park in New Orleans.…  read more

Architecture School Hosts Latin American Symposium

April 6th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu The Tulane School of Architecture will present “EN EL AULA: Beyond Latin American Architecture,” a symposium and workshop on Friday‘€“Sunday…  read more

Stone Center Latin American & Caribbean Student Photography Contest

March 24th, 2010

During the Spring semester of 2010, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies will sponsor a Latin American & Caribbean photo contest open to all…  read more

Newcomb Dance Co. Celebrates 25 Years

March 11th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu The Newcomb Dance Company will commemorate its 25th anniversary with “An Evening of Dance” beginning Friday (March 12) at Dixon…  read more

International Food and Music Festival at Tulane

February 25th, 2010

This Festival, in keeping with New Orleans‘€™ tradition of spring festivals, is meant to bring Tulane‘€™s international community together and showcase your food and culture…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Soy Cuba" Screening

February 4th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. When: Thursday, Feb. 4 – 7:30pm Where: The Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp Street…  read more

Professor Studies Health Care of Cuba

February 1st, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo: In a Cuban clinic, Tia Tucker, right, examines a patient. Tucker is a Tulane public health alumna attending medical school…  read more

Healing the Wounds of Haiti

January 29th, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Bellino. Dr. Elizabeth Bellino, a pediatrician with a public health degree from Tulane, was packing for…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: A Reading by Richard Fleming on Wednesday, Jan 27

January 27th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. A reading by Richard Fleming from his book Walking to Guantánamo Newcomb Art Gallery,…  read more

Teach-In on Haiti

January 25th, 2010

New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu In response to the devastation following the earthquake and aftershocks in Haiti, students in the Tulane Latin American Studies program are…  read more

Tulane Website for Haiti Events

January 25th, 2010

Tulane University has created a website to serve as a clearinghouse on information on the different news stories and relief efforts that are being held…  read more

Fundraisers to Help Haiti

January 22nd, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Events on Friday and Saturday will be raising funds for Haitian earthquake victims. Tulane Latin American studies groups are holding…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: January 19 Opening

January 19th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. January 19 Opening: The Historic New Orleans Collection, ‘€œLouisiana and Cuba: Multiple Perspectives‘€ (January…  read more

Unique Challenges for Aid Community in Haiti

January 19th, 2010

By: Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu The massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, leveling the capital city of Port-au-Prince, has created a humanitarian crisis that the international community…  read more

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"The Past is a Foreign Country" and "Landscape Fever" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

“The Past is a Foreign Country” and “Landscape Fever” are Spanish-language short films directed by Gabrielle Garcia Steib, sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:

The Past is a Foreign Country addresses the past as an idea of which we have control, particularly to discuss the intersection of communities in New Orleans with those in Latin America”.

Landscape Fever is a short film that addresses the narrative of a Honduran immigrant corroded by violence upon her path migrating to New Orleans. Using archival footage filmed along the U.S. / Mexican border, and sound designed by Udit Duseja merged with field recordings- the viewer may step into the world of a traumatic yet common experience that occurs among the borderlands.”

Individual passes are not available for short films. However, the NOFF offers a “Virtual Shorts Pass” for $55.00 that allows access to all short films. This pass can be purchased here

"Landfall" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Landfall, is an English-language Puerto Rican documentary film, directed by Cecilia Aldarondo.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“A kaleidoscopic portrait of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María, Landfall investigates a storm of much greater magnitude: the economic crisis crippling the island long before María arrived.”

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Cuban Slavery and the Atlantic World

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The Gilder Lehrman Center‘€™s 22nd Annual International Conference provides a forum for discussion of the study of Cuban slavery and emancipation today, placing the island‘€™s history within the wider Atlantic world. Over the past few decades, the study of Cuban history has been an increasingly international effort. Cuban historians have interacted more and more with colleagues from abroad, with discussions grounded in the unique primary sources found in the rich Cuban archives. These scholars have demonstrated the importance of understanding Cuban slavery within the context of the Atlantic world and broad colonial networks of domination and resistance. This conference brings together scholars from Cuba and abroad working on the transatlantic slave trade, resistance, systems of control, abolition and emancipation, and the memory and legacies of slavery in Cuba. Join us for in-depth conversations about the present and future of understanding slavery and its long aftermath in this crucial part of the world.

"Verde" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Verde, is a Spanish-language, Dominican feature film, directed by Alfonso Morgan-Terreno.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“When a bystander is killed during the robbery of a goldmine, the spilled blood stains more than the three men responsible, saturating the tight-knit fabric of their tiny Dominican village, seeping into the landscape itself. In a feature debut that pairs clear-eyed observation with ghostly intelligence, Alfonso Morgan-Terrero takes a familiar story, a dark passage of revenge and bloodshed, and sinks its noirish elements deep into the texture of its surroundings: rough-hewn structures, alleys of broken rock bathed in grimy orange streetlight, and the enveloping green of the forest. Under the film’s hypnotized gaze, kinship, brotherhood, and enmity are blurred and masquerade as one another”.
-Jonathan Kieran.

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

"Right Near the Beach" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Right Near the Beach, is an English-language, Jamaican feature film, directed by Gibrey Allen.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“After the death of famous runner Jeffrey Jacobs, the Jamacian public becomes enamored with the details of his life and speculates as to the motivation behind his murder. Jeffrey’s father, a reserved and kind farmer, struggles to grieve while inundated by the inescapable coverage. Through moments of blinding rage and quiet contemplation, the camera is a window into a life burdened by the death of a child that will never know justice. Against a backdrop of beautiful vistas, Right Near the Beach takes a lyrical approach to the exploration of homophobia in Jamaica. Rather than treat the murder as a voyeristic mystery, the film challenges us to contemplate the anguish of loss while everyone else debates the value of one person’s life”.
-Greta Hagen-Richardson

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Summer in Cuba Information Session

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Learn more about the Cuban and Caribbean Institute‘€™s flagship study abroad program. Summer in Cuba is open to Tulane and non-Tulane undergraduate students from all years and majors. Plus, public Health majors have a unique opportunity to earn credits abroad with the Public Health in Cuba track.